can still make you pretty darn miserable. Oh wait, isn’t there supposed to be something in there about “stronger”.
My training plan (which is all in my head, not on paper LOL) called for 11 miles today. I also had plans to meet friends for coffee. In addition, temps here today were going to hit in the mid-70s. While that seems like a great temperature, it’s a little much in February when your body is more acclimated to 30s.
So, I decided to run 5 on the treadmill, take the boys to school, run 6 more and then meet my friends for coffee. Technically, that’s exactly what I did.
I got up at 5:45 and was on the treadmill by 6. My body promptly went into shock. Every muscle in my body hurt and my system, well, let’s just say I got off the treadmill a few times. I ended up finishing 5 miles at an 11:05 pace, which falls within reasonable for my long run pace, but it sure felt like I was running faster.
I walked the boys to school and then walked back home for a total of 1.5 miles of walking. Then I headed out with my friend for another five or so miles. My pace was all over the place and my heart rate was acting like I was running sprints. My legs felt like lead and we kept hitting hills. At about 4 miles, my friend headed back to his house and I kept going to meet my mommy friends for coffee. I timed it about perfectly, hitting 6 miles just outside the shop a few minutes after they all arrived. Success (as long as you don’t look at my pace LOL, which ranged from a 12 minute mile (stoplights) to a 9:40 mile and everything in between). Then, after coffee, we walked the 2.5 miles home.
So, today’s total was 11 miles running + 4 miles walking. Add in a bit of dehydration still from giving blood and I’m completely wiped out.
Is it naptime yet?